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Pseudocalaspidea: Very little is known about this spectacular leaf beetle from ACA Villa Carmen Biological station. Photo by Caroline Chaboo. Leaf Beetle, Beetles, Mammals, Bugs, Insects, Contrast, Villa, Group, Beetle

A forest full of beetles: an interview with bug researcher Caroline Chaboo

Beetles are everywhere. Of the roughly 1.5 million species described so far, beetles account for around 400,000 species, making them the most species-rich group known in the world. In contrast, birds account for only around 10,000 of all described species, while only 5,600 of all known species are mammals. Beetles are incredibly adaptable and diverse. […]

With a taste for palm hearts and up for battle, the invasive weevil has invaded So Cal and appears eager to spread.

The Palm's Mortal Enemy Is Devouring California's Fronded Icons

With a taste for palm hearts and up for battle, the invasive weevil has invaded So Cal and appears eager to spread.

Insect Walking Dead: How a Fungus Turns Beetles into Killer Zombies Animal Articles, Science Photos, Zoology, Photos Of The Week, The Walking Dead, Beetles, Cool Photos, Insects, Walking Dead

Insect Walking Dead: How a Fungus Turns Beetles into Killer Zombies

A creepy fungus can turn the goldenrod soldier beetle into an infectious zombie that spreads the fungus to new hosts.

'Cyclops' Beetle Grows Third Eye on Its Head Baby beetles with three compound eyes, one in the center of their heads, are teaching scientists something about how new facial traits evolve.

'Cyclops' Beetle Grows Third Eye on Its Head

Baby beetles with three compound eyes, one in the center of their heads, are teaching scientists something about how new facial traits evolve.

Insect Walking Dead: How a Fungus Turns Beetles into Killer Zombies Animal Articles, Science Photos, Zoology, Photos Of The Week, The Walking Dead, Beetles, Cool Photos, Insects, Walking Dead

Photos: Zombie Beetles Hang from Flowers

See how a gruesome fungus turns a beetle into a zombie.

New Research shows this Beetle Fungus is Definitely the STI from Hell - ScienceAlert

New Research Shows This Beetle Fungus Is Definitely The STI From Hell

Here's a small word of advice; if you happen to be an adult beetle on the lookout for a date, you might want to start with a conversation before getting hot and heavy.

A Darwin's beetle fights rival males, tossing them to the forest below using his immense jaws.

Darwin Beetle Tosses Rivals - Life | Discovery

A Darwin's beetle fights rival males, tossing them to the forest below using his immense jaws.